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Rapid assessment of anemone and anemonefish populations at the Keppel Islands a report to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

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Title: Rapid assessment of anemone and anemonefish populations at the Keppel Islands a report to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 2009
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Townsville
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 94
Research publication
Report to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Abstract: This project was commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to address concerns that the abundance of anemonefishes and their host anemones at the Keppel Islands has declined significantly in recent years. Potential causes of this decline include collection by fishers and (or) bleaching events, the effects of which may be depth-dependent. The objectives of this study were therefore to (1) assess the species richness, abundance and size structure of anemones and anemonefishes on reefs in the Keppel Islands, and (2) compare the size and abundance of anemones and anemonefishes among sites that differ with respect to fishing status (‘open’ or ‘closed’), prior bleaching status (‘high’ or ‘low’) and depth (3, 7 or 15 m).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/426
ISBN: 9781876945855
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
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